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Man indicted in case involving pills, ecstasy

May. 10, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A package containing pills and ecstasy has led to an indictment in federal court.

Quincy Ray Johnson faces a single-count indictment charging him with attempting to possess with an intent to distribute oxycodone, a powerful prescription painkiller.

The charge stems from April 17 when an undercover postal inspector delivered a package containing 10 oxycodone pills and 7 grams of suspected Ecstasy to Johnson's residence, located in Huntington's 1700 block of 10th Avenue. The package already had been intercepted at the city's main post office upon being considered suspicious, according to a criminal complaint filed earlier in the case.

Johnson identified himself to the undercover inspector and accepted the package. Authorities then detained Johnson and questioned him about the delivery. He admitted to having previously received four other packages containing 300 oxycodone pills. Postal service records show at least five such packages.

The April 17 package arrived with a Miami return address. A search of its contents revealed 1,260 oxycodone pills and 1 ounce of suspected Ecstasy. Investigators placed a smaller amount of the drugs into the box for the eventual delivery to 10th Avenue.

Johnson awaits trial free on bond.

Suspicious package coincides with raid

Court documents filed late last month indicate a package intercept coincided with a couple's arrest as police confiscated guns and drugs from their residence in Huntington's 400 block of 30th Street.

Those arrested were Brandon Deshawn Golson, 29, and Cory Lynn McCourt, 25. Both were charged with felony drug possession as authorities seized several grams of crack cocaine, an ounce of heroin, 120 prescription pills, multiple guns and $1,000 cash.

The raid coincided with authorities intercepting a package they deemed suspicious at Huntington's main post office. It had been mailed from a Detroit suburb and intended for the couple's residence. Inside the package, authorities found pills and heroin equal to the amount seized at the couple's residence.

Golson and McCourt are free on bond awaiting further action in Cabell County Magistrate Court. An investigator had previously said the case was part of a federal investigation.

Three charged in Barboursville drug case

Lenard Joseph Stewart, Eric Jeremiah Stewart and Charles Edward Allen III each face a three-count indictment alleging they conspired to distribute a mix of drugs in and around Barboursville.

The conspiracy continued from Dec. 12, 2012, to Dec. 20, 2012. It involved the three parties working together to distribute quantities of heroin and marijuana, along with the prescription drugs hydrocodone and alprazolam, according to the indictment. It was recently unsealed with news of Allen's arrest in Detroit. There has been no record of the Stewarts' arrest.

Each of the suspects face an additional count of aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin. That occurred Dec. 20, 2012, in the Barboursville area.

Lenard Stewart also was charged with a single count of possessing with an intent to distribute crack cocaine. That happened on the same day in the Barboursville area.

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